United States | 2006 | Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham
Co-produced by Robert Edsel (who wrote the book The Monuments Men that inspired George Clooney’s new film), this superb documentary traces the fate of European art treasures that were systematically looted by the Nazis during WWII and, in many cases, rescued and preserved by heroic museum directors, curators, and art historians. The film also serves as a superbly succinct history of the war in Europe, for those too young to know anything about the epic conflict.
Blu-ray. 117 min.
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